Haoliang Xu, UNDP Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Pacific spoke about Japan’s leadership in the global campaign again poverty, inequality, conflict and natural disasters at Kwansei Gakuin University and Yokohama National University.
At Y7 Summit at Waseda University, youth delegates from G7 countries discussed, inter alia, how international security could be maintained.
Experts from Japan, China, Mongolia and Republic of Korea met and shared Lessons Learned from UNMISS operations and explored ways ahead.
In their presentations, Yamagishi of JICA and Kiraku of NHK explained what had happened with Serbs and Muslims of Srebrenica in their efforts to overcome their animosity and achieve reconciliation.
Kerry: “It is a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to rededicate all our efforts to avoid war itself.”
In his speech at the University of Oxford, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Former President Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste points out some leaders are not free from the legacy of colonialism, the World War II and money politics.
Mr. Anthony Duncker, Deputy Director of the Field Personnel Division of the United Nations explains how recruitment of qualified personnel is carried out for UN peacekeeping and special political missions.
Miyabi Murata, Director-General, organized policy presentations at the UN University on the issues of and the policies for Nigeria for UN conferences to be held in New York in March.
Director-General William Swing of the International Organization for Migration calls for more humanitarian compassion in responding to the crisis situation.
Professor Shimotomai of Hosei University suggests the inclusion of Putin in the Ise Shima G7 Summit for him and other summit participants to find solutions to the Ukraine and Syria crises.
JICA Vice President Hiroshi Kato asserted that Japan maintained its “consistent” characteristics of its bilateral aid, with its emphasis on socioeconomic infrastructure and human resource developments aimed at poverty reduction, despite of repeated changes in the ODA Charter in 1992, 2003 and 2015.
At a panel discussion held in Oslo on transitional justice experience of Timor-Leste, former SRSG Hasegawa acknowledged successful peacebuilding of Timor-Leste and then pointed out the need for national leaders and people to change yet again their mind-set and mentality for nation building as its requirement differs from peacebuilding.
In cooperation with Bishop Gunnar Johan Stålsett and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOEF) held the European launch of the English version of the Chega! Report of the Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation. Please click here for a summary record of the Oslao launch meeting.
UN Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare spoke at the Press Center and an international peace cooperation symposium organized by the Cabinet Office and expressed his appreciation of Japan`s support to UN peacekeeping and special political mission, which together with AU mission number as many as thirty five. Click here for full text of his speech.